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  • Answers - Nexus Vol. V No. 4


    Published Date : August - September 1988

    (A7) CLIFFORD – I believe your John CLIFFORD to be John Clifford, b. in Kingston, N.H., 18 Mar. 1737; d. in Dorchester, N.H., ca. 1790, son of Isaac4 & Sarah (Taylor) Clifford. Isaac Clifford, b. 24 May 1696 (administrator to son Joseph 27 Sept. 1745), was son of Israel3 & Ann (Smith) Clifford. Israel Clifford (John2, George1) m. 15 Mar. 1679/80 Ann Smith, prob. dau. of Nicholas. Res. in Hampton, N.H. See Dow’s History of the Town of Hampton, N.H., 1638-1892 (1893) for early generations, and also Noyes, Libby, Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (l928-1939, rep. 1976). I believe it was Isaac, son of Isaac, who m. Sarah Healey, and that Dow is in error in listing ch. of Isaac5 as those of Isaac4. Isaac m. Sarah Taylor, dau. of William Taylor. John5 Clifford m. Mary5 Worthen, who was a sister of my great-great-great-grandmother Rhoda Worthen, bp. 14 Aug. 1743.

    Mrs. L. Forbes Getchell, 51 N. Main St., Newmarket, NH 03857

    (A7) I have a copy of a five-generation chart (#30) from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, compiled in 1953, by Howard Parker Moore, for John5 Clifford (Isaac4 Israel3, John2 George1). Another source is The Ancestrv of Nicholas Davis, 1753-1832, of Limington, Me., by Walter Goodwin Davis (1956). Footnote, p. 1,there is no documentary evidence that John Clifford of Hampton was identical with John, son of George Clifford, bp. in Boston 10 May 1646, as per Dow, History of Hampton, and David Webster Hoyt, The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury,Mass. (1919, rep. 1982).

    Mrs. Luther G. Jones, 5555 Montgomery Dr. L-1, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

    Editor’s Note: John Clifford, b. in Kingston, N.H., 18 Mar. 1737, d. before 1750, according to Nicholas Davis in p. 2, and probate records cited therein.

    (A8) COBB/MASON - One William COBB was apparently about the right age to have been Benjamin’s father. William’s w. was prob, a Quaker, so William may have been, too. This affiliation would account for the absence of vital records in the usual places. The Rhode Island Historical Society Library, 121 Hope St., Providence, RI has New England Quaker Meeting records on film. See also George Faber Clark, A History of the Town of Norton Bristol Co., Mass. (1859), p. 80; Bristol Co. probate records, vol II, p. 67; and “Richard, William, and Hugh, Sons of John Briggs of Taunton, Mass..,” by E. A. Hannibal and C. W. Barlow, F.A.S.G., in the Register 126(July 1972): 211.

    John L. Steele, 17 Grandview Terrace, Rutland, VT 05701-3748

    (A9) COOK(E)/MILES - Zedicia Cook of New Haven, Conn., in 1779 went within British Lines and served with Barrackmaster-general Dept., on Long Island. He arrived in New Brunswick July 1783, settled first at Maugerville, Sunbury Co., was granted land at Oromocto, 1787, and was a claimant to the British government for losses. He may have returned to U.S. after 1787. See Esther C. Wright, Planters and Pioneers of Nova Scotia. 1749-1775 (1978); F. E. Crowell, Scrapbook of New Englanders in Nova Scotia (on microfilm available through the Public Archives of Nova Scotia); and J. L. Haley, Genealogy: Haley, Cook, Robbins (1939). You might also try writing the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 3235, Station B, Fredericton, N.B, E3A 5G9, as Cook(e) appears in numerous issues of their Generations magazine.

    Victoria Palch, 26 Rochester Rd., Carver, MI 02330

    (Al8) GORDON/BEAN - Alexander GORDON and John BEAN (omitted in Noyes, Libby, & Davis’s Gen’l. Dictionary) were captured by the English, transported to Mass. 1650/1, and soon got themselves to Exeter. I also have data on Locke and Philbrick connections.

    H. C. Watts, 18 Byard Lane, Westborough, MA 01581

    (A 19) CONSALUS - Benjamin Consalus was bp. in Rochester, Ulster Co., N.Y., 24 Apr. 1763, at the Reformed Dutch Church (see Jean Worden’s book of records, p. II), son of Samuel Consalus & Lisabeth Van Vliet. Samuel was bp. at Kingston, 4 May 1737, son of Manuel Consales & Remerick Quick. Manuel Gonsalis was bp. at Kingston 16 Nov. 1694, son of Manuel Gonsalis & Maritje Davids. Seeking John Gonsalis, b. 1813.

    Mrs. Anne K. Goodwill, 1225 Highbridge Rd., Schenectady, NY 12303

    (A23) HOWARD/SIBLEY – John Howard was bp. in Beverly, Mass., 14 Sept. 1740, son of Ezekiel & Ruth (Rea) Hayward. Ezekiel d. 1745/6; his wid. Ruth m. Jephthah Putnam of Sutton, Mass.

    Marilyn Lahbe, 380 Pond Hill Rd., Moosup, CT 06354

    (A28) WELLS - Anna Wells, b. in Greenfield, Mass., or in Vt., poss. 12 Dec. 1791, may be dau. of Reuben Wells of Greenfield. Mass., and later Vt. and N.Y. According to census records, a dau., name unknown, was b. to Reuben & Experience (Severance) Wells in 1791. In 1790 or 1791 this Reuben Wells and fam. rem. from Greenfield to Waterbury, Vt. Anna Wells prob. m. in Chittenden Co., Vt., Plattsburg, N.Y., or Massena Twp., St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. Seek additional info on John McCloud & Anna Wells, particularly dates and locations for them in New England to confirm the suggested relationship.

    Charles R. Barr, Austin College, Box 1612, Sherman, TX 75091

    (A35) POORE - Samuel Poore came to America on the Bevis in 1638 with Alice POORE (20) and Daniel (14) and w. Rebecca ____. Samuel was prob. bro. of John POORE who settled in Newbury in 1635 arid m. Sarah ____ Their sister Alice m. George LITTLE, and their bro. Daniel m. 20 Oct. 1650 Mary FARNUM and settled in Andover. Samuel & Rebecca had the following ch.: Rebecca, Mary, Samuel, Edward, Elizabeth, Joseph, Sarah, Benjamin, & Mary. Reference: Genealogical and Family history of the State of N. H. (1908), compiled by Ezra S. Stearns, Wm. F. Whitcher, and Edward F. Parker (1908). Am gathering data for a five-G study of Samuel Poore’s descendants.

    C. Banford Smith, 819 Francisco St., San Francisco, CA 94109

    (A35) Samuel Poore, perhaps a bro. of John, sm., m. ____; d. 31 Dec. 1683, aged 60. Ch,: Rebecca, b. 7 Feb. 1649; Mary, b. 21 Feb. 1671. See Joshua Coffin’s A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport and West Newbury, Mass. (1845, rep. 1977), and vital records.

    Donald B. Stevens, 25 Gardner Ter., Delmar, NY 12054; Louise C. Muzrall, 14 Duncan Dr., Norwell, MA 02061


    (A36) PRATT/TUCKER/SPENCER/ EDWARDS - Agnes PRATT m. (1) William SPENCER, m. (2) at Hartford 1645 William EDWARDS, She was dau. of neither PRATT nor TUCKER but dau. of Bartholoniew & Elizabeth (Collamore) HARRIS of Barnstaple, County Devon. She was bp. there 28 Nov. 1604. See articles by Douglas Richardson in TAG 63:33 and Ancestral Roots, 6th ed.

    Brainerd T. Peck, Lakeside, CT 06758

    (A36) See “The English Origin of Agnes Harris, of Hartford, Conn., Wife of William1 Spencer and William1 Edwards,” by Douglas Richardson in TAG 63(Jan, 1988):33-45. The article gives step by step Mr. Richardson’s research and his conclusions. Agnes HARRIS, bp. Barnstaple, Co. Devon, 6 Apr. 1604, dau. of Barnabus & Elizabeth (Collamore) HARRIS, m. (1) William SPENCER; m. (2) 11 Dec. 1645 William EDWARDS.

    Mrs. H. Winship Brinckerhoff, 65 South Park Ave., Old Greenwich, CT 06870

    (A36) The question of the Agnes who married William Spencer has finally been settled in the recent article by Douglas Richardson in TAG. The article shows that she was neither a Tucker nor a Pratt. She was the child of Bartholomew & Elizabeth (COLLAMORE) Harris and was bp. at Barstaple, Co. Devon, 6 Apr. 1604. Bartholomew was a merchant and was Mayor of Barnstaple in 1602. His w. Elizabeth was a dau. of Henry & Margaret (Blight) COLLAMORE of Bishops Tawton, Co. Devon, bp. there 2 Sept. 1566, and bur. at Barnstaple 7 Dec. 1647. Bartholomew HARRIS was b. say 1560, place unknown, and was bur, at Barnstaple 10 Oct. 1615.

    Dorothy C. Saunders, 2150 Indian Creek Blvd. E., Vero Beach, FL 32966

    (A36) See Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants, by Frederick Lewis Weis, 6th ed. (1988), p. 211, which documents the par. and maiden name of Agnes, wife of William Spencer.

    Mrs. George C. Hofmeister, 1718 Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815

    (A37) PHILBRICK/ROBERTS - James PHILBRICK’s father was Thomas PHILBRICK. I descend from James & Ann (ROBERTS) PHILBRICK through their son Thomas. See Joseph Dow’s History of the Town of Hampton. N.H. (1893), pp. 917-18; compiler George Thomas Little’s Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine (1909), vol II, pp. 909-910; vol. III, p. 1428; Raymon Meyers Tingley's Some Ancestral Lines (1935), p. 279; Rev. Jacob Chapman, “Thomas Philbrick and Family, 1583-1883,” in the Register 38(July 1884):279-281; Ancestry of Edward Wales Blake and Clarissa Matilda Glidden with Ninety Allied Families, compiled by Edith B. Sumner (1948), pp. 196-98.

    Barbara Tucker, 4948 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410

    (A37) PHILBRICK/ROBERTS - With reference to Philbrick, Joseph Dow states that James Philbrick, mariner, son of Thomas, m. Ann, dau. of Thomas ROBERTS of Dover: lived on the homestead. He was drowned with Peter JOHNSON. His wid. m. (2) William MARSTON. Ch.: James, Apphia, Esther, Thonias, Sarah, Joseph, Elizabeth, Mehitabel. Thomas PHILBRICK was m. and had ch. who were grown before his emigration. On his arrival in New England, he went to Watertown and after a few years’ residence there the whole family removed to Hampton, though not all at the same time. The order in which the children are here named may not be the order of their births. His w. Elizabeth d. 19 Feb. 1664. Mr. Philbrick prob. d. 1667, as his will was proved 8 Oct. of that year. Ch.: John, Thomas, James, Hannah, Mary, Martha, Elizabetb. See also John Scales’s History of Dover, NH. (1923, 1977) for some information on the par. of Ann (Roberts)Philbrick.

    Donald B. Stevens, 25 Gardner Ter., Delmar, NY 12054

    (A37) PHILBRICK/SANBORN – See English Origins of New England Families, From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, second series, selected and introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts (1985), vol. 3, and A Genealogy of the Philbrick and Philbrook Families, Descended from the Emigrant, Thomas Philbrick. 1583-1667, by Rev, Jacob Chapman (1886), which shows that Thomas Philbrick was father of James., who m. (2) Ann Roberts.

    Marilyn Lahbe, 380 PondHill Rd., Moosup, CT 06354

    (A37) SANBORN/BEAN – Noyes, Libby, Davis p. 84, says Daniel3 BEAN (Daniel2 John1) m. Ann SANBORN?” and questions her identity. James PHILBRICK, son of Thomas & Elizabeth PHILBRICK, drowned with Peter JOHNSON in the Hampton River, 16 Nov. 1674. Ann (ROBERTS) (PHILBRICK) (MARSTON) dau. of Thomas & Rebecca ROBERTS (he an officer of Bristol Co., proprietors of Dover, N.H., where he was [from London] by 1641), m. (1) James PHILBRICK. After his drowning, Ann m. (2) 5 July 1675 Capt. William MARSTON. Sources: V. C. Sanborn, Genealogy of the Family of Sanborne, or Sanborn in England and America. 1194-1898 (1899): Noyes, Libby, & Davis, Gen’l. Dictionary of Maine & NH. (rep. 1983); Joseph Dow, History of the Town of Hampton (1893); Bernie Bean, The Life and Family of John Bean Officer and His Cousins (1970): Wm. H. Jones, “.. Early Settlers of Hampton, N.H., from Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk,” in the Register 141(Apr., Oct. 1987).

    Glen Bachelder, 500 Woodingham #16, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Editors Note: It is fairly certain that Ann, wife of Daniel3 Bean was indeed Ann daughter of Joseph2 (John1 ) & Mary (GOVE) SANBORN. Her birth is unrecorded, but a deed suggests her identity rather strongly. The well known genealogist Mary Walton Ferris worked on this problem for Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr.. who published the results in “Time Descendants of William Fifield” in TAG 16(Jan. 1940):] 168-70.

    (A39) SEELEY -I have SEELEY anc. who lived in Fairfield, Conn,, in colonial days and who are mentioned in History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, compiled and edited by Donald Lines Jacobus (1930). The same fam. is described in great detail in Descendents of Nathaniel Seeley, compiled by Mrs. Elizabeth S. White. Catherine SEELEY m. Enoch SHERMAN and moved to Bennington Co., Vt., just after the Revolution. They lived first at Sandgate, then moved to West Rupert, which is within five miles of Salem, Washington Co., N.Y. The fam. and many of their connections lived indiscriminately on both sides of the state line. Catherine had a younger bro, Samuel, but Mrs. White shows that he would be a bit young to be your Samuel, and that he d. unmarried. However, the name Samuel was popular in this family, and your Samuel may have been a cousin who participated in a group migration to Vt. in the 1790s. I would suggest investigating the records of Washington Co., N.Y., and Bennington Co., Vt. If you do prove a connection to the Seeleys of Fairfield, time line back to the immigrant, Capt. Robert Seeley, is easily traced.

    Frederick S. Sherman, 261 Grizzly Peak Blvd., Kensington, CA 94708

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